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and rescued the boy. during the operation they shot and killed jimmy lee dykes. the little boy was taken to the hospital where he spent the night with family and security and authorities say he is in good spirits. >> he is doing fine, he is laughing joking playing, eating, the things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6- year-old young man to do. >> jimmy lee dykes snatched the little boy from the school bus last tuesday and fatally shot the boy. they are now checking out jimmy lee dykes' property for explosive devices. >>> they have released a man they say beat a 74-year-old woman during a home invasion. he is thin build with a light complexion and it happened on mahoning any drive -- happen -- mahoning drive yesterday afternoon. >>> some parents are calling for reform. they are urging this grant and parents and teachers are so angry after he kicked a expect needs student in 2010. in a public statement he failed to acknowledge this. >>> he finds americans spent 5.5 billion hours sitting in traffic in 2011 and the clogged roads cost $21 billion in time and fuel. the oakland area tied wi
20 children on his bus. he shot him -- jimmy lee dykes shot him and -- jimmy lee dykes shot him -- jimmy lee dykes shot him and then took a five- year-old and held him in an underground bunker as has been holding him ever since. >>> the fog may be -- i will let steve explain that, i saw some on the san mateo bridge and that's why we have a meteorologist on our staff he can explain that stuff. it does look good for the bay bridge toll plaza and when you get there, it has been light at the toll plaza with no major problems. i want to check out san jose downtown, it does not look too bad, northbound 208 traffic is moving a -- 280 traffic is moving along well. >> coastal inland fog, there is a lot of coast and bay fog helped along by a system coming in. it was clear and we have been dealing with 40s and 50s. oakland airport 48 half-moon bay, 41 san jose and i have seen it at antioch more in the 40s tropical clouds staying out of the south one system is showing a stronger system coming in on thursday and i think we will get a lot of cold air out of it. coastal fog more so than inland
's abductor jimmy lee dykes broke down monday afternoon. they took the young -- jimmy lee dykes took the young boy off a school bus, and authorities feared for the boy's safety and stormed the underground retreat. >> i believe i heard a shot. >> give us a sense of how loud of a boom. >> very loud? >> yes, it literally made me jump off the ground. >> reporter: jimmy lee dykes was shot and killed. ethan was reunited with his family at a local hospital. his uncle said he was kept overnight and they have many days of work ahead of them but this morning the entire community is sharing a collective sense of relief. >> these men and women, they are parents as well and it is a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> reporter: now behind me police are processing the crime scene but there is a bit of good news. ethan has a big day tomorrow and it is his 6th birthday no doubt his family has a lot to celebrate. i am sarah gannon, back to you. >>> a dramatic high speed crash involving a woman driving a stolen jeep and it was all caught on camera. it happened at noon on the intersect
and rescued the five-year-old who was kidnapped by jimmy lee dykes and during that operation they shot and killed 55-year- old jimmy lee dykes. the little boy spent the night with his family in the hospital and he was in good spirits. >> he is laughing joking playing eating, the things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. >> he is actually about to turn six years old and authorities said jimmy lee dykes snatched the little boy from a school bus last tuesday and shot and killed the bus driver. a bomb squad is checking out his property for possible explosive devices. >>> the federal administration is requiring boeing to run new test flights on the dreamliner jet. all 787s are grounded after battery fires last month. they are looking into whether lithium batteries work just to get to the cause of problems. they say the landings showed the same problems the dreamliner had on ewhile on the ground -- while on the ground in boston. >>> bay area prices for gas are nearly $3.90 per gallon and they are near $4 in parts of southern california. done expect the prices to
on this compound. >> the fbi says agents stormed the bunker after suspect jimmy lee dykes became more agitated. authorities aren't releasing details but the former assistant director federal government fbi says dykes allowed food and toys to be delivered giving the agents the chance to use a flash-bang device before raiding the bunker. the boy appears to be doing well. >>> some parents in an east bay school district want the superintendent fired. there is an online petition in the brentwood unified school district calling for the removal. a teacher was accused of child abuse involving a 5-year-old autistic child. >>> how about weather and traffic? lawrence is here to tell us about a wee bit of rain. >> it would be nice to see rain make a return to the bay area. >> not today. looks like just some clouds out there right now. low clouds have swept onshore this morning, going to be slow to break up. really by the afternoon, partly cloudy skies. out over the bay you can see some of the clouds up above the bay bridge. the temperatures as a result not quite as
driver. jimmy lee dykes is holding the little boy in an underground bunker. he is letting them sends in medicine and snacks for the little boy and funeral services for the driver was held yesterday. >>> jim kerry will introduce himself and they made connections with leaders around the world. he made phone calls to israeli and palestinians leaders assuring them they will continue to pursue a middle east peace agreement and he also spoke with his counterparts in japan, turkey and mexico. he was sworn in on friday. >>> vice-president joseph biden is in paris for a meeting and this is video of the president and vice-president joseph biden arrived in france in morning. it is part of a european tour and he flies to england later today and he will meet with david cameron later today. >>> happy anniversary facebook. nine years ago today what was once the largest social network was launched at harvard. he made facebook in 2004 and then stamford and yale were also invited in. today there are 1 million facebook account helders all over the work -- holders all over the bay. >>> we are looking at
that jimmy lee dykes snatched the boy, named ethan, from a school bus late tuesday after shooting the driver dead. dykes allowed the feds to deliver food and toys to the child, and that gave the fbi an opening it was looking for. >> they created an opportunity today, because he was getting more irrational. he was handling the weapon, they say. and they created an opportunity to bring him to the door to accept that delivery, then they threw in the distraction devices, what are commonly called flash bangs. they made a blinding bright light and a huge noise that is very disorienting, and a very small entry team, no more than four hostage rescue members, went in there, engaged dykes, killed him, and then rescued the boy. this probably took seconds. >> ethan was reunited with his family at the hospital. he's said to be doing well tonight. >>> volunteers at a bay area animal shelter say dogs are unfairly being sent to their deaths, instead of being sent to the foster families that want them. they cold kpix 5 reporter sharon chin, speaking up got
seven days underground, the prisoner of jimmy lee dykes, just the two of them inside a bunker four feet wide six feet long and eight feet high. the standoff ended suddenly when the fbi's hostage rescue team distracted dykes with a pair of loud bangs and blinding flashes from stun grenades tossed inside the bunker. they burst through the door on top. the surprise factor was overwhelming and in seconds, ethan, a 5-year-old with asperger's was safe and dykes was dead. >> over the past 24 hours our communications with the subject deteriorated and we were certainly concerned. >> reporter: cbs news learned the fbi got concerned what they saw through a camera inserted into the bunker at some point during the standoff. dykes had grown increasingly agitated and began carrying a gun as he walked inside the bunker. commanders green lighted the raid for the rescue team ending a standoff that began last tuesday when dykes boarded a school bus full of elementary school and demanded two hostages. dykes shot and killed the bus driver and abducted ethan. the boy was taken
returning from big bear, a popular skiing area. >>> time now, jimmy lee dykes is still holding a five-year- old boy hostage six days after he kidnapped him from a school bus and killed the bus driver. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is holding that little boy in an underground bunker. he is allowing them to send in medicine snacks and toys for the little child. by the way the funeral for the bus driver was held yesterday. >>> people are celebrating the birthday of rosa parks. she would have been 100 years old today. she died in october 2005, best known for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger and that fueled crippling boycotts and a supreme court ruling against public segregation. >>> and in menlo park, the world's biggest social network is celebrating its 9th anniversary. mark zuckerberg opened the facebook.com to his classmates at harvard and they added stamford columbia why and yale students and -- columbia and yale students all over the world. now it is available in 7 languages. >> -- 70 languages. >>> we have a water rescue going on in san francisco. there was a person i
enforcement. authority assist the gunman could hold out for several more days. his name is jimmy lee dykes. he allegedly grabbed that boy off of a school bus tuesday afternoon after newt chuting and killing the bus driver who was trying to protect the kids. that bunker is located on dykes' property. authorities there have been able to talk to the suspect through a plastic pipe. >>> also an alaska airlines flight landed safely after that pilot simply passed out. an airline spokesman telling us the plane was heading to seattle from los angeles when it had to make an emergency landing in portland late last night. the pilot did regain consciousness before the flight actually landed. a doctor on board was there, fortunately, able to take care of him. at this hour, it is unclear why exactly the pilot passed out. >>> the palo alto police department held a moving ceremony this week to remember an officer killed in the line of duty. there's just one twist. he was killed four decades ago. reserve officer lester cole was hit and killed by a car as he set out flares at an accident 44 years ago today. he w
-- in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama. the gunman - jimmy lee dykes - entered a child's school bus and murdered the driver, before taking a little boy hostage. dale county sheriff wally olsen expresses how he feels. after they safely rescued the five- year old boy- ethan. >> you know, i am a father and a lot of these men and women that have been sacrificing tireless hours are also parents. you know, it is a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> pam: authorities say, ethan is doing well. he was taken to a local hospital to be checked-- since he suffers from asperger's syndrome and attention deficit disorder. there is no word on exactly how the 65 year-old gunman died. >> a former navy seal sniper was one of two men killed at a shooting in a remote gun range in texas on saturday. chris kyle --known for his record number of kills as a sniper was shot and killed at a gun range in texas. veteran chad littlefield was also shot and killed. police say. eddie ray routh. admitted to shooting both men. after a short chase. police arrested routh. routh spent four year
and captor dead. jimmy lee dykes shot and killed school bus driver then took 5-year-old ethan holding in underground bunker. fbi tried to northbound the boy's release for days but agents felt the talk were his days tier 88thing and when they realize that had dyke his a gun today, agents threw open the hatch dropped in a flash grenade then rushed n.dykes killed. ethan was not physically hurt. fbi agents say he was laughing and playing with his family at the hospital tonight. >>> tour bus firm involved in deadly crash in southern california was cited for safety violations. accident in san bernardino county killed 7 people at least 17 others remain in the hospital. company that operated the bus had 22 safety violations during inspections last year including brake and tire problems. investigation into the cause of yesterday's crash continues. >>> pair of suspected thieves face charges tonight for using information from a contra costa county times newspaper holdless to burglarize a home while the owner were his on vacation. the nieves southern california took one million dollars in val
for days. jimmy lee dykes board ad school bus, shot and killed the driver and then took the boy to a bunker beneath his property. the fbi had been negotiating with dykes but those talks deteriorated within the last 24 hours. dykes was seen holding a gun. the feds decided to go in. >> by the grace of god, you know, he's okay. that was the mission of every man and woman on this compound. >> now, the boy is believed to be physically unharmed but it is still unclear what he endured in that bunker. the boy will be celebrating his sixth birthday this week. >> new at 11:00, a fight between city and state. for the first time the state supreme court will enter into the medical marn debate to decide whether cities can legally outlaw pot clubs within their jurisdictions. george kiriyama joins us in san jose where many people are watching this closely. right? >> reporter: they are. this all stems from a southern california court case where a city, the city of riverside was taken to court by a dispensary claiming cities and counties cannot ban or restricted something the voters have already approved. as
. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead, after fbi agents stormed the bunker where the boy was being held. abc news learned authorities inserted a high-tech camera into the bunker and monitored dykes' movement. they neutralized dykes when they thought he would come out. >> the child was in imminent danger. entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: the terrifying standoff began on tuesday, when dykes boarded a school bus. >> he said, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: dykes shot and killed the bus driver. and snatched ethan. the boy was kept in an underground bunker dykes built behind his house. police and s.w.a.t. teams carefully negotiated through a ventilation pipe. they flew drones over his house, looking for signs ethan was arrive. authorities handled the situation slowly in order to keep ethan safe. >> you have to be extremely careful. any sort of device you might use against him could obviously harm ethan because he's right there. >> reporter: interesting, the standoff extended beyond midland city, alabama. even president obama praised authorities for
safe and captor dead. jimmy lee dykes shot and killed school bus driver then took 5-year-old ethan holding in underground bunker. fbi tried to northbound the boy's release for days but agents felt the talk were his days tier 88thing and when they realize that had dyke his a gun today, agents threw open the hatch dropped in a flash grenade then rushed n.dykes killed. ethan was not physically hurt. fbi agents say he was laughing and playing with his family at the hospital tonight. >>> tour bus firm involved in deadly crash in southern california was cited for safety violations. accident in san bernardino county killed 7 people at least 17 others remain in the hospital. company that operated the bus had 22 safety violations during inspections last year including brake and tire problems. investigation into the cause of yesterday's crash continues. >>> suspected of suspected thies face charges tonight for using information from a contra costa county times newspaper holdless to burglarize a home while the owner were his on vacation. the nieves southern california took one million dol
gathered outside the bunker, where authorities say 65 year-old jimmy lee dykes is holding the boy. dykes allegedly took the child tuesday afternoon in midland city, after shooting and killing the school bus driver. authorities say dykes was due in court wednesday morning to answer charges that he shot at neighbors in dispute last month. >> still ahead nasa has launched a new space shuttle what it could mean for the future of space flight on the kron 4 morning news continues also today on dr. phil at 4 the man behind the manti teo thank girlfriend hoax is breaking his silence. ronaiah tuiasosopo sits down with a doctor for a first tell-all interview about the hoax that duped the notre dame football star. you can watch the two-part interview right >> we're back at 4:45. let us talk weather and traffic. we have a nice forecast. we have troubles on traffic from erica will tell you more. >> the twinkling lights on the bay bridge. waking up to mainly '30's in the east interior valleys. upper '40's all the calls. >> downtown san francisco 49. 43 in oakland. for 38 in concord and 42 in fremont.
is the psychological stage of jimmy lee dykes had really begun to deteriorate in the last 48 hours. we just learned that police put a camera inside the bunker so they could watch what was happening and they made the decision late yesterday afternoon that they actually had to attempt a -- absolutely had to attempt a rescue. this is the picture the entire community prayed for, 5-year- old ethan, safe, where he was reunited with his family being wheeled to the hospital. >> remarkable little fellow. >> reporter: authorities rescued him in midland city, alabama, in an underground bunker where he was held hostage for nearly a week. >> he's laughing, joking, eating. >> reporter: negotiations with jimmy lee dykes broke down yesterday and investigators say he took him off a school bus on tuesday after killing a bus driver. dykes was believed to be armed inside his bunker. for ethan's safety, the authorities stormed the retreat. >> i heard a big boom and then shots. >> reporter: give us a sense. how loud of a boom. >> very loud. it made me jump off the ground. >> reporter: officials are not reloosing many de
him as 65- year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> we discovered that the suspect fled the scene with a small child. >> reporter: police believe dykes apparently shot the bus driver. he apparently built a bad reputation around town. >> i didn't talk to him, especially ar-- after he killed my dog. >> reporter: negotiators have confirmed they've had contact with the child. he doesn't appear to be hurt. >> we just want the whole world that theres this -- that hears this believing that this young child will be able to get home safe. >> reporter: now, in this homemade bunker, this bomb shelter, almost like a tornado shelter that you would put under the ground. apparently the suspect has electricity. he apparently has a television. so fbi investigators have asked us to be careful about certain video that we show in case he's watching news coverage that they don't make this situation any more tense than it is. we're in the second full day of this. >> craig boswell loining us live from alabama. thank you for the update. >>> controversial the comments. >>> plus -- going on right now, the confirmation
in a bunker by this man, jimmy lee dykes. the fbi has been negotiating with him. abc's gio benitez has been on this story from the beginning and joins us from midland city, alabama, with the latest. gio snshgs. >> reporter: amy, good morning. today the question, when will this little boy with autism be let go? police say he's not been physically harmed. this morning, drones like this are flying over the homemade underground bunker where police say this man, jimmy lee dykes, is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan hostage. it has now been seven days since the 65-year-old stormed a school bus here in midland city, threatening the students on board before killing the driver and kidnapping ethan. >> he's like, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: despite days of negotiations, police admit they have little to go on. few demands, no motive. no sense of when the standoff may end. >> it gives them more time to study the bunker. does he have any explosives? has he booby trapped the door? >> reporter: dykes is holding the boy in a remote part of southern alabama. they've been communicating with him through
a high tech camera into the bunker. to monitor the boy and his captor 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> he was observed holding a gun. at this point fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >>reporter: but dyke is now dead. source tells us authorities used explosive to get into the pwluvrnger. earshot of the reporter covering the standoff since the beginning. >> just after 3:00 o'clock our team here in midland city actually heard a loud explosion or the sound of a loud weapon. but the question remains why did dyke board a school bus last tuesday killed the driver kidnap ethan and bring him below ground. police still said nothing about the motive and explain dyke made few demand. now the little boy who has a mild form of autism and adhd will get to good home to celebrate his sixth birthday on wednesday. the community has been collecting birthday cards for ethan so confident would you make it out in time for the big day. this is abc news new york. >> california supreme court today sided with apple and other on line retailers who req
's by the grace of god you know he's okay. >> reporter: it remains unclear at this point how the gunman jimmy lee dykes died. bomb technicians are looking at his property. the 65-year-old allegedly shot and killed a school bus driver before kidnapping the child last tuesday. it was a day before dykes was scheduled to appear in court. some neighbors say the vietnam era neighbor patrolled his house at night with a gun. the bus driver has been hailed as a hero to protect about 20 other children on the bus. >> reporter: it is say that the suspect had a story to tell, it is unclear if that story will ever be revealed. >>> friends of a girl who's podty was found dead returned to school today. grief counselors were on hand. police have not released her name but say they have made progress. >> what happened had nothing to do with the school. any school property or any school related activities. >> a memorial at the crime scene continues to grow. and a cousin of the victim says a candlelight vigil will be held at the scene on friday. >>> oracle's cup contender is back on the water. team usa unveiled the c
lee dykes. they stormed the bunker yesterday in the afternoon after dykes became agitated and they feared ethan may be in imminent danger. >> it's a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> neighbors say they heard a bang and some gunshots but authorities are releasing few details about the rescue. dykes was killed during the raid. >>> an irany war veteran accused of murder is on suicide watch in a texas jail. jail officials say eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after he became aggressive. former seal chris kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> a bipartisan gun control bill will be introduced on capitol hill today. that legislation would make firearms trafficking a federal offense but does not address the president's requested assault weapons ban. mr. obama was in minnesota yesterday promoting what he calls commonsense reforms to the nation's gun laws. he says he is encouraged that congress seems to be coming to an consensus on background checks for gun buyers
who they say was becoming increasingly agitated. the government has identified it as jimmy lee dykes. authorities say he took the child from a crowded bus late last month after they wish to the driver. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it is time to do something. we can make the difference, it is our responsibility. >> the president says the ban on military-style assault weapons and 10 room limit for magazines should be implemented. government records show a tour bus that crashed and killed seven people in southern california sunday night at least 22 said the violations, including trouble with its brakes. the bus careened out of control in the san burn the imam's near ukiah bob. we have learned right issues were noted at least three inspections since 2011. the same sort of set also flagged eight times for me as problems in the last four months. the bus was carrying a group from tijuana mexico returning from a ski trip when the bus slammed into two other vehicles. five women, a man and a 13 year-old boy were killed. >> we are going to take a break and be back with more
jimmy lee dykes to release the 5-year-old, who has asperger's syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. but they acknowledged dykes could hold out for days. the police chief of a neighboring town told reporters that dykes has been known to hole up in the underground bunker resembling a tornado shelter for as many as eight days. >> the truth of it is that it happens. sooner or later i could not control. >> that is the man behind theauthorities in mexico >> that is the man behind theauthorities in mexico ci tell mlle you yolove me. tell mlle i'm i'beautiful. tellte me we'll grow old together. in sic skness esand in health. tell me mthat i'm still the o. thatth you need me. that i'm i your super hero! tellte me you'll never let me . tell me myou miss me. that'sat all ill need. [ femalema announcer ] for evr erything they neyeed tod hear this visalentine's day, there'ers a haa llmark car. they neyeed tod hear this visalentine's day, at ikea, we don't just we design good mornings. little experiments. big ideas. brighter ways. and better tomorrows you can take home
the first picture of the man they say is responsible. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. the man believed to be holding hostage a boy with asperger's syndrome named ethan in an underground bunker. >> he has supplies there and food there, but this is a young child, 5 years only has he got food that this child will eat? >> reporter: nbc news confirmed dykes served more than four years in the u.s. navy in the '60s and earned several awards, including a meritorious unit commendation, good conduct medal and vietnam service medal. but on tuesday, those honors seemed very far away. police say dykes boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two random young children. when the bus driver refused, police say dykes shot and killed him. made off with 5-year-old ethan. kelly miller says her kids got off that bus right before the shooting. >> i cannot believe -- if he got on that bus with the intentions of grabbing a 6 to 8-year-old, he let them clear the bus before this happened. >> reporter: visitation for the bus driver, charles poland jr., is scheduled for later today. his family says he loved his
, where 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes was holding the child hostage. sources tell abc news, the decision came after agents managed to insert a small, high-tech camera into the bunker to monitor dykes' movements. >> mr. dykes was holding a gun. fbi agents, fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: in a matter of minute, just after 3:00 p.m., agents used an explosive charge to blow open the bunker's entrance. they killed dykes, before taking the boy to a nearby hospital by ambulance. abc news has learned in the course of a week-long standoff, the fbi had created this mock bunker near the site. and had been using it to train agents for different scenarios to get the boy out. still, monday's raid was not the ending police had sought. they spent days negotiating with the decorated vietnam veteran, through a ventilation shaft. sending food and toys to the boy, while addressing the h hosta hostage-taker as mr. dykes. when the talks finally broke down, police say they had no other choice but to catch dykes by surprise. incredibly, ethan's mo
has been identified as jimmy lee dykes. authorities say dykes took the child from a crowded school bus late last month after fatally shooting the driver. the child had been held captive ever since. >> the debate on gun control is still a hot topic right now. president obama hit the road to minneapolis calling for gun control legislation. he says a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for gun buyers. but the president acknowledges a tough road ahead to pass a ban on assault weapons. >> we do not have to agree on everything to agree on the something. we are not going to save every life but we are able to make a difference. that is our responsibility. >> the president says the ban on military style assault weapons and a ten- round limit for magazines should be implemented. >> republicans in congress are much better armed than their democratic counterparts. a recent study found that 119 republicans own guns, while only 46 democrats were gun owners. there is no public record of gun ownership by members of congress, and it is not part of the information lawmakers are require
-old jimmy lee dykes stormed on to a school bus. >> believe the children, a child is on the line with us advising that the bus driver's been shot. >> reporter: that driver, charles poland, was shot dead before dykes took ethan to the bunker. >> i have actually seen the hole, thing bunker that he's in now. he's got steps made out of cinder blocks going down to it. >> reporter: neighbors say dykes has isolated himself in the bunker for as long as eight days before. police say that he may have enough supplies to last him weeks. today, why do we know so little about dykes? >> one of the reasons they're keeping the negotiations close to the vest and not releasing his picture is to try to insulate the situation as much as possible so that they don't have a situation, where they have to deal with his anger and rage. >> ethan's mom did want me to convey a message to the community and to the people of this area. that she's extremely grateful for all the prayers, that that's what's getting her through. >> reporter: meanwhile, children are trying to understand why this happened to their friend. >>
these ongoing negotiates to three -- negotiations to free this 5- year-old boy. witnesses say jimmy lee dykes pulled a young boy off a school bus on tuesday after shooting the driver. the pair has been holed up in a bunker-type rhyme since then. this animation is -- room since then. this animation is what the room is supposed to look like. >> these three past days have not been easy on anyone. details of this situation have been very limited. we know that that could be frustrating for all of you. >> reporter: frustrating is right. members of the community have been holding vigil and church services hoping for a positive outcome. >> trying to bring the community together in one purpose. that's to pray for the safety protection of this young child an for the safe release to get him back to his family as quick as possible. >> while some pray, others wish they could do more to help the child. >> he needs to be back with his family. if i can go and get him, i would. >> the boy's parents have spayed out of the spotlight but did child's mother says her son was asperger's syndrome as well as hyperatt
of a hostage situation involving a five year old boy in midland, alabama. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes has allowed negotiators to send medicine for the boy, named ethan. other items including coloring books and toys have been sent into the bunker through a ventilation pipe that leads into the hideout. the incident began on tuesday when dykes boarded a school bus and demanded two boys. dykes fatally shot the bus driver when he tried to block dykes. who then abducted ethan. >> former new york mayor ed koch will be honored at his funeral this morning by former president bill clinton. mister clinton is serving as a representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also set to speak at today's service. new york police department helicopters are expected to fly over the synagogue in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. >> president obama says the boy scouts of america should allow gay members. he also said women should be allowed in military combat roles. the president's comments in
situation involving a five year old boy in midland, alabama. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes has allowed negotiators to send medicine for the boy, named ethan. other items including coloring books and toys have through a ventilation pipe that leads into the hideout. the incident began on tuesday when dykes boarded a school bus and demanded two boys. dykes fatally shot the bus driver when he tried to block dykes. who then abducted ethan. former new york mayor ed koch will be honored at his funeral this morning by former president bill clinton. mister clinton is serving as a representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also set to speak at today's service. new york police department helicopters are expected to fly over the synagogue in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. president obama says the boy scouts of america should allow gay members. he also said women should be allowed in military combat roles. the president's comments in an interview on c-b-s before the super
boy is doing. all eyes are on jimmy lee dykes. authorities gave us a firsthand look at the bus involved as it was towed away from the crime scene. they also thanked the suspect for taking care of this young boy, meaning there's heat in the bunker, it gets down into the 20s overnight. the young kindergartener is getting comfort food such as potato chips and cheese-itz, color books and medication that he needs. remember, we heard from neighbors earlier this week that describe the suspect as an anti-government menacing figure who often made threats to his neighbors there's some schools opening up, including dale county, some remain closed. the bus driver, we attended his very emotional funeral. friended hailed him as a hero. all around the community, we're seeing black, blue and red ribbons, sim bombizing a certainly -- symbolizing a community certainly in mourning. >> thank you. >>> 8:09. still ahead -- john kerry starts his job as everyone secretary of state today -- his job as secretary of state today. >> i have big heels to fill today. [laughter] >>> and the -- and the reason
is described as hanging on by a thread. hostage negotiators have been communicating with suspects jimmy lee dykes through a four-inch-wide pvc pipe that runs 16 feet into the bunker where dykes remains with his 5-year-old captive. >> negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect, and there's no reason to believe the child has been harmed. >> reporter: the two have been underground since tuesday afternoon, when dykes stormed onto a school bus and shot driver charles poland jr. four times, killing him. according to published reports, poland held the gunman at the front of the bus while 21 children escaped out the back. the gunman grabbed two children but one managed to break free. he then kidnapped a boy now identified as ethan. the six foot by eight-foot space has electricity and supplies. police were able to develop food and medication to the boy who has special needs. he's also been able to watch television. reportedly dykes has asked for nothing while refusing to release the child. the fbi stays in contact with dykes during the day and lets him sleep at night.
: a police source says the suspect is 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, described as a loner who distrusts the government. the boy is only being identified as ethan. police say the two are holed up eight feet underground in a 4 by 6 foot bunker. it's said to be full of supplies including a television. >> i think that he may have something to say and he wants people to hear him. not sure what that is, but i don't think he intends to hurt that little boy. >> reporter: hostage negotiators have been talking to dykes through a pvc pipe and dykes has allowed police to send medicine and coloring books for ethan down that pipe. >> time decreases stress and anxiety in a hostage situation and as long as you can measure that, there's no need to move this forward perhaps get someone hurt. >> it all started on tuesday when a police source says dykes boarded a school bus demanding two random children. witnesses say the drive charles poland jr. refused and that's when dykes allegedly shot and killed poland and made off with eth ethan. >> my dad loved children. >> reporter: aaron poland and his sister lyd
anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. fourth day. lee dykes is >>> a standoff holding a five- year-old boy captive is in his fourth day. 65-year-old jimmy lee is holding the boy hostage in an under ground bunker. police are sending food, medication, and coloring books to the boy through a ventilation pipe. >> get the little boy out safe and then as far as the shooter, i hate to say this, i don't care what happens to him because he caused so much trouble here. >> police say dykes kidnapped the boy after killing the driver of the boy's school bus. the boy suffers from a disorder similar to autism. >>> an oakland woman could face charges for lying about an abduction. she called police overnight saying her husband beat her up and then kidnapped their one- year-old daughter. that prompted a state-wide, four-houramber alert this morning. as soon as police realized there was no child and kidnapping, they canceled that. >>> the amber alert system is expanding. alerts are going out to millions of cell phones and most customers are shocked to learn that their phones ha
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